This post has been updated for 2023! Changes are listed below.
The 100 Day Project is happening again this year on Feb 13, 2022! This is my 4th year participating and I am excited to be making 1 mark a day for 100 days straight on a single surface. I did this last year with a canvas and this year I am trying it with watercolor paper and adding color to the palette. I am also going to be randomly picking a prompt each day to help give me inspiration--I am excited to see how it unfolds!
I created some PDFs to go along with my project and wanted to share them with you if you'd like to join me in making 100 marks too or even if you are doing a different project.
The PDFs include 4 different parts:
1) TIPS FOR HOW TO DO THIS PROJECT & INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO USE THESE PDFS
This page provides an overview of the project as well as a few different ideas on how to use the prompts and additional PDFs that are included.
2) 100 DAY PROJECT CALENDAR
I think this will be so helpful! You can use this even if you are doing a different project!
This calendar includes all the months and dates of when the 100 day project will be happening along with which day of the project it is (ex: Feb 13th is the Day 1, Feb 14th is Day 2, etc.) I think this is going to be super helpful because after the first week, it gets really confusing what day we're on! This calendar provides an easy reference so you always know which day of the project it is! (I triple checked all the dates/numbers!)
UPDATE: You can now find a blank calendar template here so you can customize it to match the day you start your project!
3) 100 PROMPTS TO CUT OUT
These 2 sheets include 100 words/prompts to help provide daily inspiration for your mark. I am going to cut mine out, put in a cup, and pull a random prompt out each day! I think this adds to the fun and random/how things are meant to unfold aspect of this project. (There are also a few blank ones if you want to add some of your own prompts.)
UPDATE: I am currently developing a prompt card deck! Learn more about it here: Creative Spark Deck
4) A LIST OF THE 100 PROMPTS WITH IDEAS ON HOW TO USE EACH ONE
If you pull out a word and aren't sure what to do with it, refer to this 2 pages. It includes a list of all the prompts (in alphabetical order so they are easy to find) along with ideas/suggestions on how to interpret the prompt. There is also a blank column for you to jot down your own ideas if you'd like. If you prefer not to cut out all the prompts, you can pick a number between 1-100 and use these sheets instead.
Don't forget to only select the pages you'd like to print. Make sure printer settings are on "fit to page" to make sure nothing gets cut off!
I hope that you'll find these PDFs helpful and that you try the 100 Day Project this year! If you are participating, let me know--I'd love to check yours out! Tag me @ATILIAY on Instagram and/or TikTok or let me know what your project hashtag is (mine is #100marksatiliay)!
I can't wait to get started and see what happens in these 100 days! :)